Photos: Diving into Delta Gamma’s Annual Anchor Splash Event

Brothers of Delta Sigma Phi (DSP) create a human surfboard during their performance. Stunts like this brought out laughter and cheers from the other Greeks sitting around the edge of the pool (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).

On Saturday, in the Dean Aquatic Center pool, the brothers and sisters of Albion College’s Greek Life performed their swim routines during Delta Gamma’s (DG) annual philanthropic event, Anchor Splash. 

According to the Delta Gamma National website, the purpose of Anchor Splash is to raise money towards DG’s philanthropic endeavor, Service for Sight, which aims to help provide access and advocacy for people who are visually impaired. 

The week before the final event, houses competed in themed events where their house could earn points. Points were earned from several activities like penny wars, take a picture with a DG, serenades, make a TikTok and “chuck a duck” where members of each house try to land a rubber duck in the middle of an inner tube. While doing themed days, each Greek house was assigned a group of DG members to coach them in their pool routines in preparation for the final event. 

This year’s Anchor Splash theme was “Iconic Women in Music,” with each house being assigned a female artist’s music to choreograph their final routine. The competition itself included three events before a final performance from each house. Events this year included an inner-tube race, a wet t-shirt race and a new cannonball contest. 

DG sister and Anchor Splash committee member Ava McChesney, Ortonville sophomore, helped plan and set up events throughout the week. 

“I helped all week by organizing anchor games and counting house points,” McChesney said. “As a committee, we implemented a new anchor game, the cannonball competition.”

From left to right, Alpha Xi Delta (AXiD) sisters: Pickney sophomore Natalie Hackett, Reading junior Yasmeen Azookari and Woodhaven senior Jenna Kekich, wave to the crowd well in the pool. AXiD choreographed their routine to Nicki Minaj and were the sorority winners of Anchor Splash (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).

DSP brother and Dearborn junior Logan Sosnowski performed with his fellow brothers during DG’s final event. 

“We all went in with lots of nerves, but came out absolutely killing everything we did,” Sosnowski said. “Events like Anchor Splash bring together the younger guys who haven’t yet experienced such an event, (helping) those brothers become engaged in something amazing that they were once foreign to.” 

Two brothers from Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) compete in the inner-tube race portion of Saturday’s Anchor Splash event. The race required one participant to sit in a tube and paddle in the water while the other pushed them backward by kicking their feet (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).
Bluffton, Ind. senior Riley Zoll, is held up by her Kappa Alpha Theta (KAO) sorority sisters. KAO performed their routine to music by Britney Spears (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).
The fraternal Anchor Splash winners Delta Tau Delta (DTD) brothers perform their routine to music by Kesha (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).
Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) perform their routine to music by Beyoncé (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).
Brothers from Sigma Chi lean against the pool’s edge and kick up water as a choreographed part of their swim routine. The brothers performed to music by Gwen Stefani (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).
Brothers from each fraternity line up at the edge of the pool to start the inner-tube race. The inner-tube race was one of the last events where Greeks could earn house points (Photo by Lizzy Kelley).
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Lizzy Kelley is a first-year from Brighton, Michigan. Lizzy coaches youth sports in her hometown. She can always be found at the Dow, or sleeping! Contact Lizzy via email at EMK16@albion.edu

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